tDAR digital antiquity


Just 20 days left!! Upload your archaeological information FREE to tDAR!!

The opportunity to upload resources for free to tDAR will end on December 31st.  Can you catch up with some of our super-users?  Barbara Stark has uploaded nearly 4,000 archaeological records related to her research in Veracruz, Mexico.  PaleoResearch Institute has contributed over 2,000 paleoenvironmental and archaeobotanic reports.  More than 2,000 files chronicling Dean Snow’s investigations of Paleoindian to Historic archaeology of New York have been made available in tDAR.  William Engelbrecht’s research on Iroquoian Ceramics and the Eaton Site includes over 1,000 reports, journal articles, datasets, photos, and maps.  Check out the extensive archaeological data shared by these and hundreds of other archaeologists in tDAR, then add your own! Once in tDAR, your archaeological files will be preserved and made accessible in perpetuity.  At tDAR we:  
  • Regularly and systematically check the files in the tDAR repository to ensure that no deterioration has occurred.
  • If file deterioration is detected, take steps to remedy it.
  • Periodically migrate and/or refresh the digital files to provide for their long-term accessibility and preservation.
  • Plan for obsolete technology.
  • Maintain files in open and preferable formats, and accommodate new industry standards for archaeological information.
  • Store rich descriptive metadata with objects.
  To explore tDAR and upload your files, visit www.tdar.org and register as a tDAR user.  Registration is a simple procedure that requires that you create a password for log-ins and that you agree not to misuse any of the information you obtain from records and documents/data in tDAR. Once you are registered you can create a tDAR record and upload your digital archaeological files along with meaningful metadata by filling in a user-friendly tDAR record form.  This is a great opportunity to digitally archive your personal archaeological files for FREE!  Of course, searching tDAR’s extensive archives is always free. We encourage you to contact us at comments@tdar.org with any questions or comments.